Health minister’s order went unnoticed in CHK

July 23, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Provincial Health Minister Owais Muzaffar’s directives for removal of encroachments around the Civil Hospital Karachi and establishment of permanent police check post at the hospital went unnoticed despite the passage of one week.

Muzaffar during his visit to Civil Hospital last week had directed Deputy Inspector General DIG South Police to establish a permanent police check post where 15 to 20 police personnel should be present round the clock for security of the hospital.

The health minister also showed concern over faulty air-conditioning system in emergency ward. He also directed the deputy commissioner DC Karachi South to remove encroachment and garbage dump in front of the emergency department.

The hospital source said the police personnel who were deployed for security at Civil Hospital Karachi were now performing duties in different markets of the area. He said the personnel of a security company deputed at the hospital are unable to control the flow of people. He said only four police personnel were performing duties in the hospital which was not enough for security of the big hospital.

The source said despite the passage of one week, neither airconditioner system could restored nor encroachment removed in front of emergency department so far. He said hospital administration, DIG South police and DC Karachi South do not take steps to resolve these issues despite passage of a week.

Additional Medical Superintendent General Civil Hospital Karachi Dr M Shakeel Aamir Mullick said only five to six policemen were performing duties in the hospital and no extra personal had been provided to hospital after directive by health minister. He said disposable of garbage was the responsibility of contractor and administration would take notice if anyone found in slackness in this regard.

He said repairing out of order airconditioners of emergency ward could not be started yet but hoped all of them would be get repaired soon as per order of health minister.